Category Archives: Interviews – 10 Minutes With…

10 Minutes With…Karen Mortland

10 Minutes With…Karen Mortland

Karen Mortland is a very well-known around my neck of the woods (St Lucia/Indooroopilly). Actually she’s my Real Estate Agent! And when I meet someone who leaves me with that “Wow, doesn’t she just ooze style?” feeling, I always tell them. In this case I’ve gone a step further. I felt I just had to share her… Continue Reading

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10 Minutes With…Emma Betts

10 Minutes With…Emma Betts

  I first heard about the brave and beautiful Emma through my friend Bec (Rebecca Sparrow – one of my very first interviews for this “10 Minutes With” series. If you’ve missed that one you can read it here.) Emma is Bec’s babysitter and her story had already touched my heart, yet I didn’t actually… Continue Reading

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Al Interviews Bec Sparrow

Al Interviews Bec Sparrow

Over the past 20 years Rebecca Sparrow has earned a living selling touch lamps, working as a nanny, a travel writer, a television publicist, a marketing executive, a magazine editor, a TV scriptwriter, a newspaper columnist and a secret shopper (once). Rebecca Sparrow is the author of a handful of novels (The Girl Most Likely,… Continue Reading

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Up Close & Personal With Sofie Formica

Up Close & Personal With Sofie Formica

I first met Sofie Formica when I was working as a Production Assistant at Channel Seven. She’d not long returned from living in the USA and we recorded a TV Pilot at my home. I cannot tell you how blown away with her I was. She barely knew me, and I was very nervous about… Continue Reading

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10 Minutes with Sky Racing World’s Bernadette Cooper

10 Minutes with Sky Racing World’s Bernadette Cooper

Bernadette Cooper first appeared on my Style Radar at the Brisbane Racing Carnival Ladies Luncheon. I was definitely in the minority at this event as one of only a handful of women who’d chosen to NOT wear a fascinator.  So you can imagine my relief when this breath of fresh-air stepped on to the stage… Continue Reading

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10 Minutes with…Channel Nine’s Sylvia Jeffreys

10 Minutes with…Channel Nine’s Sylvia Jeffreys

You heard it here first – just in case you hadn’t already noticed it yourself!  Sylvia Jeffries is one of those rare natural beauties –  stylish inside and out – which is of course a prerequisite if you’re gonna make the Style Counsel List of People Of Great Style! This talented Channel Nine Journalist is… Continue Reading

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Fashion For Flood Relief Debrief

Fashion For Flood Relief Debrief

  After two months of not being able to see my dining table – let alone walk into my dining room – my house is now beginning look like a home again! I still cannot park my car in the garage but that’s no biggie. To say I am over wire coat-hangers, collapsing mobi-robes, garbage… Continue Reading

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10 Minutes with…Tara Castle

10 Minutes with…Tara Castle

I first met Tara working on a project for the YWCA’s  “Love Your Body” event with Rebecca Sparrow and Emily-Jade O’Keefe. I was immediately struck by her passion for helping others and her relentless quest to rally support from corporates and individuals for so many charities. Tara’s energy and huge heart are obvious to all… Continue Reading

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10 Minutes with…Maureen Frank

10 Minutes with…Maureen Frank

It was back in 2005 when I first heard the Maureen Frank story. She had just released her first best selling book, You Go Girlfriend, aimed at inspiring women to believe that they can achieve in the business world even when there are some major obstacles. She was guest-speaking at the hugely popular Qld Business… Continue Reading

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10 Minutes with…Nine News Presenter Andrew Lofthouse

10 Minutes with…Nine News Presenter Andrew Lofthouse

News Presenter/Journalist Andrew Lofthouse describes his signature style as casual, even though what we see every weeknight on Channel Nine news is anything but! But the smoke and mirrors of TV is proof  that what you see isn’t always ALL you get – particularly when it comes to the very stylish Mr Andrew Lofthouse. The… Continue Reading

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